Quiz 587: Current Affairs January 2012 for Bank PO and Bank Clerical Exams

1. Recently Iran has threatened to close which among the following important sea channels?
[A]Duncan Passage
[B]Persian Gulf
[C]Gulf of Oman
[D]Strait of Hormuz


2. “Right to service” is an important part of which among the following bills / act?
[A]Lokpal & Lokayukta Bill
[B]Citizen’s Charter and Grievance Redressal Bill
[C]Right to Information Act
[D]None of them


3. Which among the following cities of Russia was recently in news where some prosecutors are trying to ban the Russian translation of the Bhagavad Gita, an important Hindu scripture?
[A]Tomsk
[B]Omsk
[C]Krasnoyarsk
[D]Kemerovo


4. Which among the following Credit Rating Agency has upgraded the credit rating of the Indian government’s bonds from the speculative to investment grade?
[A]Standard & Poors
[B]Moodys
[C]Fitch
[D]ICRA


5. Headquarters of which among the following are located in Moscow?
[A]Collective Security Treaty Organization CSTO
[B]Southeast Asia Treaty Organization SEATO
[C]Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)
[D]None of them


6. The Government is planning to run a WIFS programme for which among the following?
[A]100% Financial Inclusion
[B]Public Health
[C]Fiscal Management
[D]Rural Development


7. Who among the following has recently resigned as vice-president of the national body, Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWLF) citing unconstitutional functioning of the body as the reason for the resignation?
[A]Kunjarani Devi
[B]Karnam Malleswari
[C]Dandamudi Rajagopal
[D]Geeta Rani


8. The Time magazine’s person of the year is a person who is ___?
[A]Netizen
[B]Voter
[C]Protester
[D]Blogger


9. Which country won the SAFF( South Asian Football Federation) Cup 2011?
[A]India
[B]Afghanistan
[C]Sri Lanka
[D]Pakistan


10. Lovejoy, which recently passed approximately 140,000 kilometers above the Sun’s surface and survived was a __?
[A]Sun Probe
[B]Comet
[C]Asteroid
[D]None of them


11. The provisions of the Income Tax Act make it obligatory for every individual, self-employed professional, businessman and corporate to pay Advance Tax, If the tax paid amount is more than ___?
[A]Rs. 5,000
[B]Rs. 10,000
[C]Rs. 20,000
[D]Rs. 50,000


12. Heritage power project Sonapani mini-hydel power project is located in which state?
[A]Meghalaya
[B]Mizoram
[C]Arunachal Pradesh
[D]Nagaland


13. Ezhuthachan Puraskaram is the highest literary award of which among the following Governments?
[A]Kerala
[B]Karnataka
[C]Tamil Nadu
[D]Andhra Pradesh


14. Central Employment Guarantee Council overlooks the progress of which among the following scheme?
[A]MGNREGA
[B]Food for Works Programme
[C]National Rural Livelihood Mission
[D]All of them


15. Symantec is the maker of which among the following popular antivirus software?
[A]Norton
[B]BitDefender
[C]McAfee VirusScan
[D]Avast!

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